An American businessman and his wife are summoned to London to oversee an impending business merger. Unknown to him, Matthew Barnes (Mike Binder) is being groomed to replace John Gissing (Alan Rickman), his British counterpart. Gissing, in the meantime, has seen the storm brewing for some time and has no intention of giving up his position without a fight. Instead, Gissing cunningly unleashes his inner Machiavelli and sends the American couple on a comical series of disastrous misadventures, in an attempt to turn their lives upside down and undermine his rival. From arriving late to key meetings, to a humiliating encounter with a French colleague, to finding himself in a compromising position with a lusty nun, life for Barnes becomes a living hell.
Set against the backdrop of the glitz, lights, glamour and back-stabbing cruelty of the entertainment world; a fading movie diva Shanaya (Bipasha Basu) turns to black magic to thwart an upstart young starlet Sanjana (Esha Gupta) on her way to usurp the position Shanaya once held. Sanjana ruthlessly turns against the girl, using her lover Aditya (Emraan Hashmi), a man who owes her his career, as a pawn. Things go awry when Aditya falls in love with the Sanjana despite himself and avows to protect her against the evil that is consuming all of them.
After nearly a decade, an unexpected phone call shakes Dia (Madhuri Dixit) out of her dance rehearsal in New York. Makarand (Darshan Zariwala), her teacher, her guru, is dying and she must return to Shamli town. The town where she grew up, the town where she learnt to live and to dance. Also the town she left on an impulse, severing ties with her parents and her people. It is a poignant and troubled return: not only has her guru passed away but the institution that he so lovingly nurtured is in decay and under threat of demolition. Ajanta theatre, the once vibrant hub of the community, the place where Dia's fondest memories are embedded must now be brought down because the local political authorities feel it a waste of prime real estate. With the help of Doctor (Raghubir Yadav), the caretaker of Ajanta, Dia sets out on a mission to prevent the destrction and resurrect the spirit of Ajanta. In an atmosphere of mistruct, ridicule and active hostility, Dia picks up the gauntlet and agrees to achieve the near impossible task of putting together a theatrical production. She must also ensure that every member of the production is from shamli town. She has only two months to prove her point or the bulldozers will be waiting. In this context begins her tumultuons journey of dealing with small town prejudices, encountering the resentment of the powerful contractor, the cynicism of the local political powers, resolve the delicate tensions of inter personal relationships and rally her motley team of non starters-a low level muscle Imran (Kunal Kapoor), the local tomboy Anokhi (Konkona Sen), a local ex-MLA Chaudhary Om Singh (Akhilendra Mishra), a vulnerable tea stall owner Mohan Sharma (Ranvir Shorey), a responsible government official Mr. Chojar (Vinay Pathak), a struggling insurance agent Sanjeev Mehta (Jugal Hansraj), the town vagabond Dhankuber (Nowaz) and a host of others. She must create in this chaos in order to save Ajanta...In order to preserve what her guru so lovingly nurtured. She must create art in order to preserve what she believes is the soul of society. The stage is finally set...Will it work? Won't it? Lights dim...Crowds quieten...Curtains rise on Ajanta.
"The Warrior Queen of Jhansi" tells the true story of Lakshmibai (Devika Bhise), the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857. This real-life Wonder Woman's insurrection shifted the balance of power in the region and set in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria (Jodhi May).
An homage to the noir genre, ‘Manorama, Six Feet Under’ is about an amateur detective in a small town, who finds himself caught in a web of lies, deceit and murder. SV is a government engineer but, his real ambition has always been writing detective fiction. Unfortunately, his maiden attempt, a novel called ‘Manorama’, sank without a trace and he has been reduced to writing for cheap pulp magazines. Stifled by the dreariness of small town existence and frustrated by his failure, SV’s life takes a turn when the wife of a powerful local politician arrives at his doorstep with an irresistible offer; the chance for SV to play a real life detective by spying on her husband. Intrigued and tempted by the opportunity to redeem his self worth, SV accepts. Upon completion of his assignment, things take a turn when SV discovers that the woman is not, who she claims to be. The situation gets further complicated when she is killed in a mysterious accident. Sensing foul play, SV begins investigating her death only to discover that nothing is what it seems to be and that redemption doesn’t come easy….
Set in the Darjeeling and Calcutta of the 70s, "Barfi!" is the story of three young people who learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's norms of normal and abnormal. Bar Pi. a hearing and speech impaired boy falls in love with the beautiful, ethereal Shruti. Worlds collide. And in spite of her deep affection for Barfi. Shruti gives in to societal and parental pressure to marry a 'normal man' and lead a 'normal life'. Many years later, their paths cross once again when Barfi. on the run from the police, is in search of Jhilmil, a mentally challenged girl who he grew up with. Caught in a cat and mouse game, in the search for the girl Barfi loves, Shruti realizes that she herself is still in love with him. She must now choose between her happiness and his. Will the search for Jhilmil lead Shruti and Barfi to reclaim their love or has Shruti lost her one chance at true happiness forever? Barfi is an uplifting story about human frailty. About impossible relationships. Unspoken words. And love.
Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College - a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.
During their search for the perfect home, Gemma (Imogen Poots) and Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like suburban neighborhood named Yonder. All attempts to escape end in failure, culminating in the discovery of a baby on the pavement outside house No. 9 with the instructions 'raise the child and be released'.
'Aparajito' sees Apu (Smaran Ghosal / Pinaki Sengupta) move with his family to the busy city of Benares, where they hope to build a new life after suffering a devastating family tragedy. But when Apu's father then dies, the young man decides to head out on his own and attend college in Calcutta, leading to a growing estrangement between himself and his widowed mother.
As this science fiction classic opens, botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) has spent eight years aboard the space freighter 'Valley Forge' preserving the only botanical specimens left on earth under huge Geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home Lovell rebels and hijacks the freighter, killing his fellow crewmen, injuring himself and plunging the craft into the gaseous rings of Saturn. From that moment on, he has only the trees, the gardens and two 'Drone' robots, Huey and Dewey, to keep him company in the loneliest adventure of all.
In another world, not unlike our own, a young woman named Abigail (Marta Timofeeva) lives in a city whose borders were closed many years ago because of a mysterious disease. Her beloved academic father (Eddie Marsan) was one of the sick and, like many, mysteriously taken away when she was six years old. Now grown, Abigail (Tinatin Dalakishvili) is determined to find her father and discover the real secrets lurking beneath the surface of her world. When she unexpectedly encounters citizens playing with spells, she discovers her city is filled with forbidden sorcery, and she herself possesses extraordinary magical powers. Abigail takes us on an exciting magical adventure, rising against the forces in command, and shows how being brave and following your heart can show anything is possible, if you just believe it.
Eight-year-old Ishaan's world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Adults are more interested in things like homework and marks. And Ishaan just can't seem to get anything right in class. When he gets into more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to boarding school to "be disciplined." New art teacher, Nikumbh, soon realises that something is am wrong and sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself.
The year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement that is able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can freely travel the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required....
The incredible true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko) is brought vividly to life by Academy Awardy-nominee Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA-winning screenwriter David Hare. From Nureyev's poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West at the height of the Cold War, The White Crow is a gripping, revelatory look at a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.